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New foods unveiled for Iowa State Fair

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - There was a time we all thought to ourselves, "Deep fried butter?  What's that all about?"

Now, the Iowa State Fair has unveiled a brand new list of foods to try this year, in addition to the Deep Fried Twinkies, funnel cakes, and of course -- pork chop on a stick.

Some of the most-sought of foods will come from a "New Food Contest."  Fair goers can sample the top three contenders and cast their vote between August 13- 17, with the "New Fair Food" winner announced on August 18.

Here are descriptions of the top three:

Corn in a Cup is a heaping portion of grilled Iowa Sweet Corn cut straight off the cob. The best of Iowa's corn crop is then mixed with pork chorizo, butter, chayote cheese, lime juice, sour cream, mayo, and "Magic Dust," The Corn Stand's (Ruan Plaza) secret spice. It is considered the caviar of Iowa.

The Toasted Coconut Caramel Cluster is a delicious combination of toasted coconut, caramel fudge, and bits of pretzel, then frozen on a stick and freshly dipped in chocolate when ordered. The perfect treat for an August day, this sweet and salty goodness will be available at the Dipped in Chocolate Stand on the outside of the Livestock Pavilion. This will bring back Girl Scout cookie memories with a 2015 twist.

The Ultimate Bacon Explosion features 8 oz. of fresh brisket trimmings infused with a light jalapeno cheese, blended with seasonings, and then wrapped in bacon. It is then smoked and lightly sauced in a homemade Sweet Chili BBQ Sauce. As if it couldn't get any better, this is 100% gluten-free and can be found at the Rib Shack in Walnut Square.

The full list of new fair foods for 2015 includes:

• Apple Pie On-a-Stick

• Bruschetta

• Cattleman's Steak Wrap

• Chocolate Dipped Strawberries on a Stick

• Corn in a Cup

• Deep Fried Cherry Pie

• Deep Fried Nacho Balls

• Donut Sundae

• Golden Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly on a Stick

• Gluten Free Corndog

• Kernel Kluster

• Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake

• Toasted Coconut Caramel Cluster

• Ultimate Bacon Explosion

• 27° Super Chill Beer

• and the newest Fair Square flavor, Chocolate Marshmallow Malt


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